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HYSPLIT Workshop 2017

June 13-16, 2017

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (Information / Map it)

5830 University Research Court
College Park, Maryland 20740


Workshop Agenda

REGISTRATION CLOSED - We are sorry, but the maximum number of participatants for the 2017 workshop has been reached. However, the training materials we use during the workshop are designed for you to study at your own pace and are available at the following link for 2017:

A 4 day HYSPLIT workshop will be given June 13 - 16, 2017, at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, Maryland. The workshop will be focused on the use of the model on the PC/Mac and its Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Please contact with any questions.


The first day of the workshop will be geared for those who have never installed or used the PC version of HYSPLIT. Participants will install the current version of PC HYSPLIT and a set of meteorological data to be used for examples. An overview of the model GUI, meteorological display programs, and an extensive hands-on training on how to solve atmospheric dispersion problems problems will be presented. In the subsequent days, several real world examples of increasing complexity will be explored.

The workshop will composed of theory, examples, and hands-on approaches, and the class will be made up of both experienced and new users. A background in meteorology will be helpful for understanding the theory, but is not required.

Space is limited to the first 24 people and pre-registration is required. There is no fee for the workshop, however participants are responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements.

Remote Access

The maximum number of available spots for remote access has been reached, so no other requests can be honored.

Computer and HYSPLIT installation

All participants should bring a laptop PC (or a Mac, however the workshop will be focused on the PC), preferably with a DVD drive and a mouse. We strongly recommend installing HYSPLIT prior to attending the workshop as you will need Admininstrator privileges on your laptop to install portions of the software. Failure to have these privledges will preclude you from running the model examples on your laptop during the workshop. There are no requirements on the type of laptop, however we will be doing some intensive computations so a rather fast processor is recommended to keep up with the rest of the class. Instructions for downloading and installing the version of the model for the workshop will be given to the participants prior to attending the workshop.

Training materials

For those that cannot attend the workshop in person or will be viewing the GoToMeeting, all the materials that will be used in the training are available online and are designed to be self-pacing with all the graphics and examples needed. The 2017 training materials are available at:

Directions and travel information to NOAA NCWCP in College Park, MD, can be found on the following website:

Modified: April 21, 2017
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